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The Name Is Marlowe

I love detective stories.
I started early….

….. when I was about 8,
my Uncle Gerry bought me
the whole set of Hardy Boys
Mysteries. 1.137 altre parole

Book Review: 'The Big Sleep' (1939)

The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A classic novel of the detective noir variety, with atmosphere aplenty, though subpar in plot. 406 altre parole


Additional Willpower Strategies

This post is based largely on the book “Willpower:  Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength” by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney.  The power of positive procrastination is another source of willpower.  357 altre parole

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Review of Dashiell Hammett's "The Glass Key"

Reading Dashiell Hammett is a lot like listening to the Beatles; you’ve heard them before even if you’ve never heard them before. Edgar Allen Poe invented detective fiction, but Hammett invented the detective that audiences since immediately associate with the genre. 530 altre parole


The Lady In The Lake (Raymond Chandler)

Raymond Chandler is not only one of the finest writers in the English language: he’s the gold standard for detective fiction. But sometimes when I read him I wish he could have found a way to break out of the formula and really let his imagination loose—let all the poetry and over-too-soon bit parts fill the page. 595 altre parole


Raymond Chandler’s 10 Commandments For Writing a Detective Novel

Raymond Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature. He is considered to be one of the founders of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. 607 altre parole